Chapter 5.1 Lords and vassals

§5.1 Lords and vassals
the feudal system
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§5.1 Lords and vassals
the feudal system

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Learning objectives
At the end of the theory you are able to explain how Charlemagne was able to govern his empire. In addition you are able to name several characteristics of chivalry. 

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Research how Charlemagne is able to govern his Empire.

On the next slide you see cards use them all to construct an overview how the feudal system works. 

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use the cards to reconstruct how the feudal system works 
use §5.1 as a source

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The Feudal system

  • Around 90 percent of the people worked the land as peasants. Peasants worked hard and died young. Most were dead before they reached 30 years old. 
  • The kings believed they were given the right to rule by God. This was called "divine right". 
  • Lords and Barons swore oaths of homage and fealty to their kings. 
  • The Lord held absolute power over the fief or manor including holding court and deciding punishments for crimes

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Describe in your own words the meaning of chivalry

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Write down 3 things you have learned today

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Ask a question about a thing which you don't understand yet

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